Someone suggested I do a post on how I organize my computer files… so here it is! I originally thought this post would have a lot more cool info than I think I turned out having, but I hope you still enjoy it. 😛
I’m going to cover my file structure in two main areas:
- Business-related files (freelance design/development work)
- Personal files
All of my business and client files are stored on Google Drive. That way I can access them any time, anywhere. I have a special folder for Clients, then within that folder I have a new folder for each client. That’s where I store all the mockups and graphics that go towards the project.
When I start coding a theme, I move off of Google Drive and into my development area. I have a local installation of WordPress specifically for client work. That’s where all my client plugins and themes live.
At one point I realized that my theme files folder was getting REALLY filled up, and most of them were super old projects. So I started a process of archiving these files after a few months. These files live on a separate drive in the “Client Work Archive”. This folder just has the old theme files for clients.
Also in Google Drive (if you haven’t already guessed, that’s where I keep all my important stuff), I have a folder for Nose Graze. This is where I keep all of my blog-related files. It primarily has theme designs, mockups, and graphics. I still have folders from almost every Nose Graze theme I’ve had.
I also have a separate folder for PSDs, where I keep all of my non-theme-related graphics. This includes feature banners, giveaway banners, and any other graphics I’ve created.
This folder is A MESS!!! Actually it’s not really “messy”, it’s just really frustrating to maintain. Who knew it was so freaking difficult to categorize resources?
This folder is home to all of my stock graphics, assets, and art. I started out really trying to organize them according to use or topic, but it soon got very confusing. It’s so easy to want to put something in two categories or create a whole new category for it, but I try to avoid doing that. For example: what if I have a book-related asset? Does it go in “Assets” or “Books”? Ahhh!!
How do you organize YOUR files?
I feel like my post turned out a lot less exciting than I thought it would. I guess my organization isn’t super special. 😛 How about yours? Are you organized or disorganized? What’s your file structure like?